Furman president urges legislature to move swiftly on Confederate flag

TRAVELERS REST, S.C.—Furman University President Elizabeth Davis has issued a statement of support for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia.


“I applaud and support the state’s leadership in the call to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds,” Davis said.  “South Carolina should be a place where all are able to fully participate in the social, economic and civic life of our state—free from the fear and the symbols of racial segregation that diminish the life of all of our citizens.  It is my fervent hope that the General Assembly will act morally and swiftly to pass legislation to take down the flag.

“This is an historic time in the life of our state.  May those in charge have the courage to take action.”